Cholera at St. Genevieve––Negro Stampede––Fight with the Indians near Santa Fe––Runaways captured––Desearate fight and loss of life––Horrible Atrocity––Rape and Murder.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 5.
The cholera has reappeared at St. Genevieve, where it is very fatal.
Barnum, who was shot by Montesques, is better and there is now some hope of his recovery.
A dispatch from Quincy, Ill., yesterday, says fifty negroes of all ages and sexes, with teams, made a stampede from the Missouri side. Their owners were Messrs. Milton, Wm. McKim and McCutcheon, of Sugar Creek, and Ellis, of Monticello, Lewis county––destination unknown.
NOV. 5.––The Santa Fe Republican gives accounts of a skirmish between the whites and Appaches, near Los Valles. Capt. Papan, with forty men pursued them for fifteen miles and then divided his force, Sergeant Miller taking command. At six miles distance Miller came up with the encampment. The Indians were routed and five men killed, among whom was Petrilo, a noted chief. Col. Washington, with a large force, was hunting the Apaches, but with little success. The Indian predations are of daily occurrence around Santa Fe.
A dispatch from Quincy, Ill., of Saturday, says the slaves who ran away from Lewis county, had been taken after a desperate resistance and loss of their leader.
A revolting rape and murder has occurred near Palmyra, Mo. A negro belonging to Glasscock committed violence on and murdered Miss Bright, aged 14 years, and then killed her brother, aged 11 years. The negro was to be burned on Friday.
"Negro Stampede," Louisville (KY) Daily Courier, November 6, 1849, p. 3